CIH Housing 2017, Manchester

by 27 July, 2017 0

June gave us the opportunity to exhibit at CIH Housing 2017 in Manchester. This was our second year at the conference and records show footfall increased significantly. We all agreed the stand was striking and we were pleased to receive a number of compliments on it’s design and appearance. Particular attention was paid to the […]

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What are void properties costing you?

by 01 June, 2017 0

The life cycle of a void property impacts multiple departments within any housing provider as well as the end user, the tenant. When you think about the impact on time and resource of 1) The voids team, 2) The DLO or maintenance contractor, 3) The lettings team, 4) The finance team and 5) The financial […]

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Conservative Party Energy price cap – The facts

So, we find ourselves facing an unexpected ‘snap’ general election  Over the coming weeks I intend to look at the manifesto’s of the main parties (lucky me!) to see what they propose in relation to energy policy and find more about the Conservative Party’s proposed energy price cap. I want to see how these proposals […]

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Void Energy Management

Void Energy Management

by 19 April, 2017 0

What is Void Energy Management?   Social Landlords use void energy management to ensure energy supplies are restored on day one of the void period. A complete void energy management service will reduce, and sometimes completely eliminate energy spend during the void periods. A complete and correct void energy management service will ensure tenants move into their new property […]

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Smart meters, smart choices – Working with the WM Housing Group

The UK’s largest infrastructure project in our lifetime is underway. The Smart meter roll out is an ambitious programme to replace all 53 million UK household and small business Electricity and Gas meters by 2020. Over 5 million Smart meters have already been installed by a selection of energy suppliers up and down the country […]

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Who is actually focused on the customer?

There has been a lot of change in the domestic energy market recently, but I have to say I find myself asking, “For whose best interest have these changes been made?” The UK’s domestic energy market is competitive, there is a wide variety of choice and prices available, there are multiple options for preference in […]

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The prepayment price cap

The music has stopped, the results are in, how did they land? Last year the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed their two year investigation into the UK domestic energy market amongst the remedies suggested. The CMA introduced the idea of a price cap for prepayment meter (PPM) customers. I am sure most of you […]

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Further prices increases…

As you might imagine I like to ensure I pay as little for my own Electricity (I don’t have a Gas supply) as I can. I like to keep a close eye on available tariffs for advising others and as I would advise everyone to switch suppliers every 12 months to the cheapest fixed price […]

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